A new study has identified drivers most likely to be in a motoring mishap in the UK and is suggesting they take extra care on the roads on Saturday 26 May – the most dangerous day of the year.
According to Endsleigh Insurance Services, 21-year-old male drivers from the South East, are most likely to be involved in road traffic incidents on Saturday 26 May – a day which in 2017, saw more motoring claims than any other.
The data from Endsleigh’s internal claims found that owners of Vauxhalls were most likely to be involved in an incident, with Fords, Volkswagens and Peugeots also featuring highly on the list.
People in the South East made 19 per cent of all claims in 2017, with the Midlands named as the second most dangerous region for drivers, with 17 per cent of claims made. It was found that drivers in Wales were attributed to just four per cent of all claims made during the year.
Ahead of the most dangerous day of the year, Endsleigh is helping to protect the UK’s motorists by offering one lucky driver the chance to have their insurance paid for an entire year.
Julia Alpan, head of marketing at Endsleigh, said: “We were surprised to see that the most dangerous day last year fell during the spring months, rather than the winter when you’d expect the roads to be icy and more treacherous.
“This year, the date falls on a bank holiday so we’re anticipating it could be a record day for claims once again. We want to urge people to take their time on the roads so they can enjoy their long weekends incident-free.
“To help drivers nationwide stay safe, and stay covered, we’re offering one person the chance to have their insurance paid for the year.”
Endsleigh’s figures suggest those newest to driving were the most cautious in 2017, as 17-year-olds were involved in fewer than one per cent of incidents, while 21-year-olds accounted for almost ten per cent of claims. In fact, drivers aged between 20 and 25 were responsible for 39 per cent of all claims made in 2017.
To be in with a chance of winning car insurance for an entire year, drivers should visit https://www.endsleigh.co.uk/personal/motor-insurance/car-insurance/most-dangerous-day/ before Friday 1 June. Full terms and conditions can be found at www.endsleigh.co.uk/media/1512259/Free-car-insurance-terms-and-conditions-2018.pdf.
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